Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Noughties #54: Dizzee Rascal "Boy In Da Corner" (XL, 2004)

Talented skinny kid brought up by his single-parent Ghanaian mother on a council estate in Bow, East London. Dylan Mills could have easily become a victim of gang culture, but instead, through his Dizzee Rascal moniker, he has gone on to be a hero, and one of the biggest selling artists in the UK. This is where it started - an album that burst out of the grime scene with vibrance, vulnaribility, and above all, urgent originality. Not sure why this album isn't higher in the list - there must be some filler in here somewhere - perhaps my scoring system was flawed afterall!

youtube.com/dizzie rascal - i luv u
youtube.com/dizzie rascal - fix up look sharp
youtube.com/dizzie rascal - do it

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